According to a study released this week by WalletHub, Wyoming ranks 31st in the nation overall when it comes to health care.
Three key metrics were factored into the rankings including health care cost, health care access, and health care outcomes.
The good news for Wyoming was that we ranked 18th in health care outcomes. The bad news is Wyoming ranked 46th in cost, and 38th in accessibility.
As for the rest of the country;
Best States for Health Care Worst States for Health Care 1. Massachusetts 42. Alaska 2. Minnesota 43. Texas 3. Rhode Island 44. South Carolina 4. District of Columbia 45. Tennessee 5. North Dakota 46. Arkansas 6. Vermont 47. Mississippi 7. Colorado 48. North Carolina 8. Iowa 49. Alabama 9. Hawaii 50. Louisiana 10. South Dakota 51. Georgia
Best vs. Worst
- Massachusetts has the lowest average monthly health-insurance premium, $398, which is 2.6 times lower than in Vermont, the highest at $1,034.
- California has the highest retention rate for medical residents, 70.60 percent, which is 4.5 times higher than in the District of Columbia, the lowest at 15.70 percent.
- New Hampshire has the lowest number of infant mortalities (per 1,000 live births), four, which is two times lower than in Mississippi, the highest at eight.
- West Virginia has the lowest share of at-risk adults without a routine doctor visit in the past two years, 8.80 percent, which is 1.6 times lower than in California, the highest at 14.50 percent.